Tomorrow, at approximately 6:30 AM EDT, Washington, D.C., Mars and Saturn will conjunct each other for the first time in two years. While not a rare aspect, it is important, since the meanings of these two planets are antithetical.
Mars wants to go; Saturn, to stop. Like running a car with the brakes on.
Mars is impulsive, even explosive energy; Saturn is structure, containment. Frustration. Chomping at the bit.
Mars wants it now, whatever it is; Saturn prefers to wait and see and proceed very very carefully.
Mars is youth, inexperience; Saturn is age, experience.
Mars is courageous or foolhardy, depending; Saturn is timid, or wise, depending.
You get the picture?
And, these two are coming together in the sign of relationship-oriented sign of Libra, where Saturn is exalted and Mars in the sign opposite Aries, which it rules. So Saturn has the distinct advantage. (And, I might add, thank the gods!)
Notice the kinds of things that have been happening this week in terms of relationships. Notice, for example, Egypt’s new president (Saturn) defanging the military (Mars). Notice the upstart (Mars) nuns’, their nuanced, measured (Saturn) response to the angry (Mars) Vatican (Saturn).
In my own world, I notice how one person is working to de-couple herself from a partnership, and doing it with both fairness (Saturn) and passion (Mars).